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The 10 Best Waterproof Socks

I first discovered the need for waterproof socks when I was thirteen and was on a hike with my Scout team members, and I accidentally stepped into a big puddle of dirty water.

Even though I took my foot out promptly, I still was not quick enough to prevent my whole foot from being drenched with foul water.

It was a fairly wet and wintry day. My whole feet was wet and cold, and not to forget to mention frozen by the chilly November wind.

And since it was meant to be a one day trek, I had not bothered bringing an extra pair of socks or boots.
So, I guess we all can imagine how the trip turned out for me!

That trip is one of the most dreadful treks of my life till date.

After I returned home the next day, I told my Mom about the unfortunate turn of events.

My clever Mom immediately bought me a pair of waterproof socks the next day and oh boy, have they become my holy grails?

Below are ten best waterproof socks available in the market.

Best Waterproof Socks in 2017 (Top 10)

Why are Waterproof Socks Important?

Waterproof socks are a must have gear for anyone who is involved in any kind of outdoor sports because no one wants to go through such a terrible experience as I did.

The major reason why waterproof socks are necessary is because they protect our feet from water, wind, snow and sand.

As a result, our feet remain dry and warm and this in turn makes us productive and effective as there will not be any irritation or hassle to divert our mind.

Waterproof socks are thick and provide great warmth. And in spite of the thickness, these beauties are extremely breathable, flexible and stretchable. This ensures a great fit.

Also, waterproof socks tend to hold a perfect grip on shoes or boots which is very beneficial and also necessary whilst hiking, trekking or mountaineering.

Waterproof socks which are made from Merino Wool absorb perspiration and control odor. Hence, one or two pair of socks will be enough to cover your entire trip if necessary.

I wear waterproof socks during normal days as well because they are just so comfortable.

Though waterproof socks are costly, they are extremely functional and useful.

They will last you even a couple of years if taken good care of. So I opine that these are worthy of being your assets.

How to Choose Waterproof Socks?

Choosing a waterproof sock is not difficult. There are four major factors which you need to consider while purchasing waterproof socks.

1. Material

The first factor which must be kept into consideration is the material of the sock. Waterproof socks are mostly designed to be worn during outdoor sports. So these have three layers in them in order to be durable and withstand harsh conditions. The outer layer is generally made from hard-wearing and long-lasting materials such as Nylon in order to be abrasion resistant. Nylon will also provide a snug fit and dries fast. The inner layer is generally made up of Merino Wool or bamboo fibers so that the sock is itch free, moisture wicking, thermostatic and odor resistant, and will keep you dry and comfortable all the while. The interlining membrane must be water resistant so that water does not ooze inside the sock.

2. Fit

The second factor to keep in mind is the fit of the sock. A perfect fit is a must for a waterproof sock if you want to function well. A sock too loose is likely to slide off and a sock too tight will cause you pain and blisters. So choose a snug fitting sock which is well elasticized.

3. Height

You can choose the sock as per your preference for its height. Waterproof socks which are meant for adventures are mostly crew length, ankle length or mid calf length and sometimes knee length. So choose the sock which has the optimum length which you require.

4. Padding

You can also check whether the waterproof sock has padding on the heel and ball of the foot or not. This is totally optional. The reason I am suggesting to look for padding is because a padded sock is extremely comfortable to wear and comes handy during adventurous sports as they provide you with cushioning and protection.

The 10 Best Waterproof Socks

I have never abstained from wearing waterproof socks while on hikes or treks ever since that unpleasant event. Moreover, I have been recommending all my friends and colleagues, who are adventure lovers, to invest in a good pair of waterproof socks.
Below are my favorite waterproof socks which I have worn and reviewed for you guys so that you can fish through the list and find the perfect fit for you. Enjoy!

1. RANDY SUN Unisex Waterproof Breathable Sock

randy-sun-unisex-waterproof-breathable-sockThe RANDY SUN Unisex Waterproof Breathable Sock is a SGS certified waterproof sock suitable to be worn whilst hiking during warm weathers.

The RANDY SUN Unisex Waterproof Breathable Sock is antibacterial, moisture wicking and odor resistant. It has a snug fit and provides you with three layers of protection.

The outer layer of this sock is made from 74% high waterproof nylon, 23% iycra and 3% elastane. The inner layer is 64% coolmax, 3% iycra and 33% elastane. The interlayer is a high performance light weight function of waterproof and breathable membrane.

The RANDY SUN Unisex Waterproof Breathable Sock is completely waterproof. To check how effective this sock is, I ran this sock under tap water for a couple of seconds and it still was dry on the inside. Talk about being effectual!

The material in the RANDY SUN Unisex Waterproof Breathable Sock is breathable and very comfortable. This sock is equipped with ultra light cushioning for extra comfort.

This sock is very stylish as well and comes in a variety of colors and designs.

It is better to hand wash The RANDY SUN Unisex Waterproof Breathable Sock and then let it air dry.

Features I like:

  • SGS certified
  • Completely waterproof
  • Comfortable and soft
  • Breathable
  • Great cushioning
  • Stylish
  • Antibacterial
  • Wicks sweat well
  • Odor resistant
  • Great fit

 

2. Dexshell Hytherm Pro Waterproof Sock

The Dexshell Hytherm Pro Waterproof Sock is a high quality
waterproof sock.dexshell-hytherm-pro-waterproof-sock

The outer layer of this sock is made of nylon and elastane and the inner layer is made up of Merino Wool, nylon and acrylic. The interlining membrane is of porelle.

The outer layer of the Dexshell Hytherm Pro Waterproof Sock is abrasion resistant where as the Merino Wool in the inner layer provides odor control.

The elastic insteps in this sock will ensure a perfect fit for you. The padding in this sock is very good which has made the Dexshell Hytherm Pro Waterproof Sock extremely soft to touch and comfortable to wear.

This sock will protect your feet from heat, wind and snow, and will keep your feet dry and warm even in the harshest climate.

Despite the inner layer being made of Merino Wool, the combination of various fibers has made the Dexshell Hytherm Pro Waterproof Sock a quick drying sock.

Its other good features are being breathable and long lasting.

Features I like:

  • Keeps your feet dry and warm
  • Good quality sock
  • Comfortable and soft
  • Durable
  • Great cushioning
  • Breathable
  • Quick drying
  • Odor resistant
  • Great fit

 

3. Dexshell Thermalite Waterproof and Breathable Sock

dexshell-thermalite-waterproof-and-breathable-sockAnother great waterproof sock from Dexshell is the Dexshell Thermalite Waterproof and Breathable Sock. This is one of the best socks offered by Dexshell.

The outer layer of the Dexshell Thermalite Waterproof and Breathable Sock is made up of nylon and the inner layer is a combination of Merino wool and acrylic. The layer in between these two is made up of porelle.

This sock is tremendously comfortable to wear. It is lightweight and breathable. It has a prominent moisture wicking property.

The Dexshell Thermalite Waterproof and Breathable Sock has a great fit. It is an over the ankle sock which is most appropriate to be worn during cold and wet seasons.

The Dexshell Thermalite Waterproof and Breathable Sock is a great value sock with considerable durability. I brought a pair of it last winter and have worn it whilst rigorous hiking and the sock is still very much in condition with no shrinkage or wear and tear of any kind.

Remember to hand wash and air dry the Dexshell Thermalite Waterproof and Breathable Sock for better functionality.

Features I like:

  • Good value sock
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Great fit
  • Lightweight
  • Wicks moisture well
  • Breathable

 

4. SealSkinz Mid Weight Mid Length Sock

sealskinz-mid-weight-mid-length-sockThe SealSkinz Mid Weight Mid Length Sock is a top quality waterproof
sock which will provide you with adequate protection from water and wind. It is best suited for wet and cold climates and must be avoided during warm summer days.

The SealSkinz Mid Weight Mid Length Sock has an outer layer made up of nylon and elastane. Its inner layer has 35% Merino Wool. The interlining membrane has a thin hydrophilic membrane with 10.000mm hydrostatic head.

The SealSkinz Mid Weight Mid Length Sock has many great features such as being durable, comfortable, moisture wicking and odor resistant.

The SealSkinz Mid Weight Mid Length Sock is a flexible sock equipped with elasticized ankles and insteps for extra comfort and perfect fit.

Features I like:

  • Provides protection against wind and water
  • Great fit
  • Elasticized ankles and insteps
  • Odor control
  • Moisture absorbing
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Flexible

 

5. SealSkinz Thin Mid Length Sock

sealskinz-thin-mid-length-sock-2The SealSkinz Thin Mid Length Sock is a sibling of the SealSkinz Mid
Weight Mid Length Sock. Even though it provides less warmth compared to the SealSkinz Mid Weight Mid Length Sock, some of its other features are better than its siblings’ features.

For example, the SealSkinz Thin Mid Length Sock is more flexible. Also, since its Merino Wool content is 51%- which is more than the SealSkinz Mid Weight Mid Length Sock’s 35% Merino Wool content- the odor control properties are better in the SealSkinz Thin Mid Length Sock.

The SealSkinz Thin Mid Length Sock can be worn while hiking during summer or spring. However, it will not be able to provide enough warmth during colder seasons.

This sock is light and comfortable. It too has elasticized ankles and insteps and thin hydrophilic membrane just like its older sibling.

Features I like:

  • Great flexibility
  • Elasticized ankles and insteps
  • Remarkable odor control
  • Light
  • Comfortable

 

6. Dexshell Waterproof and Breathable Thermalite Sock

dexshell-waterproof-and-breathable-thermalite-sockIn number six we have another member of the Dexshell family.

The Dexshell Waterproof and Breathable Thermalite Sock is a great performance sock whose outer layer is made from 96% nylon, 3% elastane and 1% elastics. The inner layer is a combination of 40% Merino Wool, 40% antipilling acrylic and 20% nylon. The in-between membrane is of porelle which is waterproof and breathable.

The Dexshell Waterproof and Breathable Thermalite Sock is a waterproof and breathable sock as the self explanatory name suggests.

It is an over ankle length lightweight sock which is best fit to be worn during cold and wet weathers.

The Dexshell Waterproof and Breathable Thermalite Sock absorbs moisture very well. It is well stitched and is of good quality.

This sock will keep your feet warm and dry as well as provide you with great comfort.

Features I like:

  • Keeps your feet dry and warm
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Well stitched
  • Moisture wicking
  • Great performance socks

 

7. Dexshell Waterproof Ultralite Bamboo Sock

dexshell-waterproof-ultralite-bamboo-sockDexshell sure does have a great variety of socks and this time it has
come up with a new innovation with eco-friendly socks.

The Dexshell Waterproof Ultralite Bamboo Sock’s inner layer is made up of 70% bamboo fibers and 30% nylon- which makes it an environment friendly sock.

The outer layer of this sock is 96% nylon, 3% elastane and 1% cuff elastic. The interlining is made of porelle.

The Dexshell Waterproof Ultralite Bamboo Sock is very soft and flexible. It has a great durability as well.

The Dexshell Waterproof Ultralite Bamboo Sock is one of the thinnest waterproof socks available in the market. As a result, it is particularly breathable. This sock is best fit to be worn while hiking in the summer or in warm climate.

Even though this sock is thin, it will do its job and keep your feet warm and dry all the time.

The downside to the Dexshell Waterproof Ultralite Bamboo Sock is that it does not control odor well.

Features I like:

  • Eco-friendly socks
  • Soft
  • Flexible
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Very breathable
  • Thin

 

8. Hanz All Waterproof Crew Socks

hanz-all-waterproof-crew-sockThe Hanz All Waterproof Crew Sock is a great quality sock. It is fitting to be worn in very
wet climates.

The outer layer of this sock is made from nylon, lycra and spandex where as the inner layer is made from Hanz Wicking Liner. The interlining is of Moisture Vapor Transfer which wicks moisture and restricts the outside water from entering.

The Hanz All Waterproof Crew Sock has so many great features which make it a must have sock. It is durable, quick drying, moisture wicking and abrasion resistant sock.

The stretch ability of this sock allows it to have a great fit. This sock is thin in nature but provides with the ideal amount of warmth.

Another great feature of the Hanz All Waterproof Crew Sock is its seamless creation which prevents chaffing, irritation or blisters.

However, the Hanz All Waterproof Crew Sock comes with a slight disadvantage as it does not have odor controlling property.

Features I like:

  • Durable
  • Quick drying
  • Stretchable
  • Provides just the right amount of warmth
  • Thin
  • Proper fit
  • Sweat wicking property
  • Seamless manufacture to prevent blisters and irritation
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Great quality sock

 

9. Dexshell Coolvent Mid Calf Waterproof Socks

dexshell-coolvent-mid-calf-waterproof-sockThe outer layer of the Dexshell Coolvent Mid Calf Waterproof Sock is made up
of 96% abrasion resistant nylon, 3% elastane and 1% cuff elastics. The inner layer consists of 80% coolmax and 20% nylon and the inter member is a waterproof and breathable membrane of porelle.

The Dexshell Coolvent Mid Calf Waterproof Sock is a highly breathable and antibacterial sock. It wicks moisture and keeps you dry at all times.

The Dexshell Coolvent Mid Calf Waterproof Sock has cushion padding from toe to heel up to calf for extra protection and comfort.

This sock does a great work at being waterproof. I tested this sock immediately after purchasing it by drenching my feet in water. And I must say that the Dexshell Coolvent Mid Calf Waterproof Sock did a pretty well job at keeping my feet dry.

Features I like:

  • Keeps your feet dry
  • Highly breathable
  • Antibacterial
  • Extra cushioning for extra comfort and protection
  • Moisture wicking

 

10. SealSkinz Men’s Midweight Knee Length Waterproof Socks

sealskinz-mens-midweight-knee-length-waterproof-sockThe last waterproof sock in our list is the SealSkinz Men’s Midweight
Knee Length Waterproof Sock. It is a waterproof and windproof sock of knee length.

The SealSkinz Men’s Midweight Knee Length Waterproof Sock’s outer layer is 91% nylon and 9% elastane. The inner layer is made up of 35% Merino Wool, 34% acrylic, 28% polyester, 2% elastodiene and 1% elastane. In between these layers lies a hydrophilic membrane.

The SealSkinz Men’s Midweight Knee Length Waterproof Sock is breathable and comfortable sock suitable for outdoor adventures. It has good moisture wicking property.

This sock comes with an elasticized ankle and insteps for better grip and support.

The downside of the SealSkinz Men’s Midweight Knee Length Waterproof Socks is that it is quite expensive. There are other waterproof socks with similar characteristics available in the market for a lesser price.

Features I like:

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Moisture wicking
  • Elasticized ankle and insteps
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Comparison Table

Feature/Product Outer Layer Inner Layer Interlining Membrane Height
RANDY SUN Uni’sex Waterproof Breathable Sock

 

74% high waterproof nylon, 23% iycra and 3% elastane 64% coolmax, 3% iycra and 33% elastane a high performance light weight function of waterproof and breathable membrane Crew
Dexshell Hytherm Pro Waterproof Sock

 

nylon and

elastane

Merino Wool, nylon and acrylic porelle Crew
Dexshell Thermalite Waterproof and Breathable Sock

 

nylon Merino wool and acrylic porelle Over the ankle
SealSkinz Mid Weight Mid Length Sock

 

91% nylon and 9% elastane 35% Merino Wool, 34% Acrylic, 28% Polyester, 2% Elastodiene, 1% Elastane hydrophilic membrane Crew
SealSkinz Thin Mid Length Sock

 

87% Nylon, 13% Elastane 51% Merino Wool, 30% Polyester, 15% Acrylic, 3% Elastodiene, 1% Elastane hydrophilic membrane Crew
Dexshell Waterproof and Breathable Thermalite Sock

 

96% nylon, 3% elastane and 1% elastics 40% Merino Wool

, 40% antipilling

acrylic and 20% nylon

porelle Over the ankle
Dexshell Waterproof Ultralite Bamboo Sock

 

96% nylon, 3% elastane and 1% cuff elastic 70% bamboo fibers and 30% nylon porelle Ankle
Hanz All Waterproof Crew Socks

 

nylon, lycra and spandex Hanz Wicking Liner Moisture Vapor Transfer Crew
Dexshell Coolvent Mid Calf Waterproof Socks

 

96% abrasion resistant nylon, 3% elastane and 1% cuff elastics 80% coolmax and 20% nylon porelle Mid-Calf
SealSkinz Men’s Midweight Knee Length Waterproof Socks

 

91% nylon and 9% elastane 35% Merino Wool, 34% acrylic, 28% polyester, 2% elastodiene and 1% elastane hydrophilic membrane Knee

The Verdict

I have chosen the best and my favorite waterproof socks for this list. So in a way, all of these beauties get my vote.
But for the ultimate winner today, I choose the RANDY SUN Unisex Waterproof Breathable Sock.

It has been only recently that I purchased this sock and god, is this product amazing?
In such a short period of time, the RANDY SUN Unisex Waterproof Breathable Sock has toppled off my other favorite socks from their top position.

This sock is enriched with so much of goodness that it is an absolute must have product.

Before I ran this sock through water, I was sure that my feet would get wet and I would have to return it. But the RANDY SUN Unisex Waterproof Breathable Sock stunned me with its waterproofing trait.

The RANDY SUN Unisex Waterproof Breathable Sock is stylish, advanced and comes with so much of features at such a reasonable price.

So my ultimate vote goes to the RANDY SUN Unisex Waterproof Breathable Sock.

Which waterproof sock did you like the best from the above list?

Do try these socks and tell me your reviews.

Until then, Hasta la Vista!

About Author

Neil Ferriss

Hey! I am Neil. Since I quit my job in 2015, I’ve traveled to several countries and have completed some thrilling items from my adventure bucket list. This blog is about sharing entertaining travel stories, useful travel tips and thrilling adventures with you from my non-stop adventure around the world.

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